Promoting Literacy Skills Through Journal Writing
This article is answering to what extent journal writing can be applied to booster students’ literacy skills. This article is based on the classroom action research which was held in September until December, 2016, in the first semester students of English Education Department of Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Sebelas Maret University. The development of literacy skills is a necessity for preparing students in improving and widening their content knowledge and concepts which give support to other domains of life. Through these literacy skills, students are expected to have ability in creating knowledge through writing in terms of personal growth, synthesis, and reflection of new information. One technique in teaching writing that can be applied to promote literacy skills for new advanced learning is journal writing. The result of this research shows that there is an improvement on the students’ attitude toward literacy skills. They are motivated to write in academic setting.